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Definition of ostensible:

  1. Capable of being shown; proper or intended to be shown.
  2. Shown; exhibited; declared; avowed; professed; apparent; - often used as opposed to real or actual; as, an ostensible reason, motive, or aim.

Synonyms:

ostensive, external, apparent, surface, superficial, imitative, counterfeit, outward, seeming, ming.

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